It is our goal for ALL campers to develop skills in the performing arts AND build self-confidence & self-esteem. We welcome all levels of experience and do not require auditions for admission.
In preparation for final performances, campers take daily classes in singing, dancing, and acting. Occasional rehearsals are held in the evening (alternating with activities & events). All sessions culminate with large-scale performances for friends, family, and alumni in our state-of-the-art theatre.
FIRST SESSION: PAGEANT (6/23/13 - 7/14/13)
Campers participate in a full-length musical revue involving the
entire camp. Each age group prepares two sections of non-stop singing and dancing. Groups appear on stage - in our beautiful costumes – no less than three times! Past pageants include:
Tributes to Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, Movie Musicals,
Women of Broadway, Rock Musicals, and Tony-Award Winners.
In 2013 we will celebrate the Director / Choreographers
including Jerome Robbins (West Side Story), Bob Fosse (Chicago), Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line), and more.
ONE-WEEK SESSION: WORKSHOP (6/23 - 6/29)
Get a taste of the Harand experience with this special one-week program. Enjoy the same arts and recreation activities as
first session campers, culminating in a Workshop performance
featuring selections from the Pageant. This
option is perfect for new campers who want to try camp without committing to three weeks. One-weekers always have the option to stay!
PLEASE NOTE: One-Week Session is now FULL for 2013!
Interested families MUST CALL 847-864-1500 to discuss alternate enrollment options or potential wait list.
NEW! View VIDEO EXCERPTS from our Theater Productions!
SECOND SESSION: MUSICALS(7/15/13 - 8/4/13)
During the second three weeks, each age group prepares a
full-length musical of their very own. Unlike at other camps,
all Haranders have the chance to perform a leading role,
and appear as part of the ensemble – ensuring that EVERY
camper receives the full musical theater experience.
Musicals under consideration for 2013 include:
The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, The
Drowsy Chaperone, All Shook Up, Anything Goes, Avenue Q: School Edition,
Footloose, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz,
Cinderella, Once on this Island, and Beauty and the Beast Jr. Please take a survey about your interest in the possible musicals.
PERFORMING ARTS ELECTIVES
Campers may choose to enroll in extra performing arts courses such as management & production, stage makeup, improv, stage combat, auditioning, theater history, and an Advanced Musical Theater Intensive featuring selections from contemporary musicals (First Session only). These are optional and included in tuition.
Musicals theater selections subject to change based on show licensing and staff availability. Placement in shows is based on age group and cast requirements. Some classes may be subject to age restrictions.